I teach Something from Nothing classes.
Make pottery from dug up clay!
Make a thick felt rug from animal hair!
Dye a thousand hues with the weeds in your neighborhood!
Eco Print paper and fabric with plants!
Weave a garment, a bag or a banket from seemingly unrelated lengths of yarn.....
Spin a beautiful yarn from loose animal hair.
I teach primitive pottery. Beginning weaving of most traditional sorts - from Navajo style tapestry to 8 harness, simple frame looms to 8 harness floor looms. Also Wet Felting, Spinning and Dyeing. My absolute dye specialty is natural dyes in two categories, Traditional European dyes such as indigo, brazilwood, etc , and Native Local Plant dyes such as Rabbitbrush and sage. My touch with students is to excite enthusiasm for these ancient arts and present them as a fresh, contemporary experience.
I LOVE to see the Light Bulb go on! The Ah Ha moment of Oh I get it!!!! I am a people person, and I adore my creative students.
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I identify the student's goals and interest, then design a class around that in the case of private students. In groups classes I tend to intuit and ask for feedback so that each person's learning style can be addressed.
I've been weaving "officially" since 1982. Studied with several teachers in different genres. Experience is the best teacher! Dyeing and spinning came later. My love of chemistry has made natural and chemical dyeing a passion since 1998. Spinning since 1999.
Typically, a group 4 harness class at my studio (5 lessons) which lasts a month, is $250. Your yarn, my looms. 2 day dye class = $165.00, sample yarns, dyes and equipment included. Felting 1 day class runs about $85, I provide the scarves, fleece and dyes. Introductory or 1/2 day, $45. Call for specific prices.